Pervasive Computing For The 10%. -Bodyfat, That-Is:
When you’re trying to lose both weight and fat, a few of the things you can do to help are to weigh & measure first thing in the morning after you’ve cleaned up, but before you eat, drink; or even get dressed.
Over time you’ll be able to tell exactly where you’re leaning-out & how much.
Tip from the pro-players: Your Abs are always last to lose it. Your upper back, forearms and calves will look absolutely heroic before you lose anything perceptible on your middle.
And now a company appropriately-called Naked is out to take your personal scrutiny to the next level…
IR Sensors + Scale + Intel RealSense = I Look Like A Big Fat Baby!:
Through a combination Scale/Turntable and a Mirror embedded with at-least 3 IR sensors, Naked is out to take that measurement down to the millimeter.
It will show you your progress in terms of Weight, Size, and Bodyfat Percent.
No word on exactly how it’s going to compute Bodyfat; whether it’s done the standard way via foot-contact pads, or volumetrically.
Bodyfat Will Be Particularly Hard To Measure:
The latter might be especially-cool if their algorithms are whiz-bang enough to actually figure it out.
-Especially since actual bodyfat is pretty hard to measure without an MRI. Most people just opt for one tool with the knowledge it will be off; just hopefully the same amount every time.
But it will be interesting to see how accurate it is with more user-testing.
A Little Pricey, But Saves Time If You Have The $$$:
Especially since the $499 Price is a little steep as a replacement for a scale, tape-measure, a set of calipers and a calculator.
But there Is a referral-program where you can get $50 off your purchase price for each confirmed-sale from a friend or colleague you successfully recruit into your personal fat-reducing Multilevel-Marketing-Sc
Either way, it looks like another interesting development in pervasive-computing and the power of the Smartphone-App wondertwin-duopoly.
Please Let There Be No Video Camera & Great Data-Encryption!:
Just for God’s sake, please do not let this thing be connected to the internet. There are enough nude videos of me out there already!
And if rule 34 is true and webcam hackers still exist, then somebody somewhere will be appreciating highly-accurate-polygonal-simulated-volumetric-bodyfat-distribution-differentials a little too much some time in the near future.
-Hope it comes with a firewall. :P
Check out the details at the Links:
Video, “Naked 3D Fitness Tracker”
and photo, “Justin with iPhone”, both by Naked Labs
• Naked 3D Fitness Tracker (the sizzle is on the main page, but the steak is in the FAQ)
• via: LaughingSquid